When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.
— Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via fragilis)
Well-read people are less likely to be evil.
— Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope
The way sadness works is one of the strangest riddles in the world.
— Lemony Snicket, Horseradish, Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid (via aesthetic—pleasures)